PayPal $4000.00 theft
and the Adult Industry
From: "brooke hunter" <email@example.com>
Subject: PayPal $4000.00
theft and the Adult Industry
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 13:17:38
I'm writing the in hope that
if enough voices are out there, something will be done.
I'm and Adult performer and
film star and have been using PayPal for over a year for my personal adult
website for video and photo purchases from fans.
Recently My husband and I
sold a vehicle to a private party who also uses paypal and wanted to send
part of the payment through paypal. I told them "Great, I haven't had any
problems at all. I can transfer the funds in 3 - 4 business days and send
you the Bill of Sale for the car."
Now the horror begins.
The transfer is made to me and I transfer it to my bank. The buyer of the
Vehicle picks up the car with everything but the bill of sale to register
it, agreeing to accept that via fedex when the transaction clears
the bank. Okay now my transfer is reversed from my bank account back
to paypal, stating that my account is now Limited and they need more
information to release the limited status.
Paypal is stating that my
name and my bank account does not match. I have a legal DBA which
is my legal name doing business as Brooke hunter. this matches my bank
statment. They want a copy of my last bank statement and my drivers license.
Fine I fax it. They now state that my drivers license and my bank statement
address don't match. Yes they do. My legal name and my home address
are on my license. Both my legal name and my DBA, Brooke Hunter are on
my bank statement however my bank statements are sent to my business address
which is the address on my bank statement. My business mail goes to my
office and my personal mail comes to my home. Don't many people use a business
address for their business mail?????? Maybe I'm the only one, I don't
One representative and manager
from PayPal stated to me "we don't know what a DBA is. We have NEVER encountered
anyone on paypal with that." I explaned it to them and none the less,
authorized my bank to release all of my DBA forms signed by the state to
verify this transaction which are the same forms I used to open a business
Now they want copies of utility
bills in my name matching the address on my license, a Notarized letter
from my bank stating that I'm a signator on the account, and I have to
change my paypal name to my legal name revealing my legal mane on my website.
I also faxed a copy of my signature card with my DBA on it and both signatures
for them to review.
Now from March 7th to today
March 15th, nothing has changed. I now come to find out that PayPal
is no longer dealing with the Adult Entertainment industry, Period. All
funds prior to March 13, 2003 must be withdrawn and accounts closed.
You can read the article
on www.avn.com .
Consequently, all funds will
be investigated and held for 180 days (6 months) from the date of the transaction
before they will consider returning them. I'm now out a car,
a means of income from my website and the $4000.00 that was transfered
to my account. The buyer can't register this vehicle nor can he have
his funds credited to his credit card.
I have given them EVERYTHING
THEY WANTED with the possible exception of a DNA sample and they still
will not release the funds. Thats a nice chunk of interest
they are earning.
Well, that's my story and
hopefully you can add this to the list and we will be happy to join the
class action suit against them.